Cybercrime book project


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This short book, aimed at an undergraduate readership, is intended to provide an introductory overview to the topic of cybercrime. Its earlier chapters will provide a brief history of this crime type, and will describe the various offences than can involve digital technology. The book will then wrestle with the vexing problem of statistics of computer crime. The wider social and economic impact of cybercrime is also noted, and it will be shown that digital technology enhances the capacity (for good or ill) of both the citizen and the state. Next, a chapter on crime trends will review some of the most recent developments in the modus operandi of cybercriminals. The book will then look at issues that arise as cases proceed through the criminal justice system, at the stages of investigation, prosecution and sentencing. The concluding chapter will set out some basic principles and strategies for the prevention and control of cybercrime.

Cybercrime was published by Oxford University Press and is available here.


Professor Peter Grabosky

Peter Grabosky holds a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University, and has written extensively on criminal justice and public policy. His general interests are in computer crime,...


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